sewing and fabric
Tutorials and information about sewing and fabric, including fabric care, design and manipulation
If You've Ever Wanted To Make A Circle Skirt (Full, 3/4, or 1/2) You Have FINALLY Found Someone To Do The Crazy Geometry Math For You! I can't tell you how excited I am to find this site! Patty has diagrams, measurements and a EXCEL Calculator Worksheet you can plug into to personalize! The rest of her site is excellent too.
Women fashion: DIY Scoop neck maxi dress
Free Collette Pattern: The Sorbetto Top
Monique Dress Sewing Pattern. I am probably never going to be brave enough to try to make my own dress, but this is too cute not to hope for.
long live the bean bag chair! Someday I will make these, and then force my entire family to use them for a game night.
summer dress. There is a link to the non-pattern, but I like the finish of the top of this version better (as described in this link.) - about 3 yards of fabric, maybe a little more depending on the desired length...basically the length desired*2, but will have lots of leftovers unless I make the dress a pinch narrower than recommended.
no pattern require dress tutorial
slipcover pattern drafting tutorial: (original tutorial for this pin WAS here http://coryshay.blogspot.com/2010/05/slipcovered-chairs.html - Now inaccessible . Edited link to point to /www.muchtodowithnothing.com/2009/11/you-can-make-this-slipcoverbefore-and.html tutorial- This blog also now DELETED -sorry). NEW LINK to PAM @ BIBBIDI-BOBBIDI-BEAUTIFUL
slipcover tutorial, a beach house must!
Adding room to patterns without affecting the bust or armhole area.
Give a shapeless shirt some life.......and add some shirring (smocking) around the bottom. (no special needles or machines needed.) www.makeit-loveit...
Mastering the narrow hemmer foot